12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Essaouira
— 2 nights
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
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M'Hamid
— 1 night
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Ouarzazate
— 1 night
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Fes
— 2 nights
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
7
Casablanca
— 1 night

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Essaouira

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Essaouira is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Essaouira is 3 hours. In October, Essaouira is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Marrakech

Marrakech ©

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and stop by Centre Artisanal.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Essaouira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 7th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the M'Hamid road trip site.

Getting from Marrakech to M'Hamid by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Safaris

1
night
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 8th (Thu), make a short side trip with Dromedario Volador.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate route app.

Getting from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

2
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Fes

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, then admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, and finally view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ouarzazate to Fes by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

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Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

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Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca travel route planner.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Casablanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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